WIP: Hitchhiker

July 24, 2019

Having made two pairs of socks with the lovely Game of Thrones-inspired yarns from Bumblebee Acres Farms, I was a sucker for a couple more skeins before they discontinued sales. One here in Brienne of Tarth:

Although I don’t know the characters, I was pretty sure that the beautiful blues, cream, and slight silvery glitter of the Daenerys Targaryen colorway would be suitable for a very special soon-to-be-17 niece, who just happens to be a HUGE Game of Thrones fan.

I’m not sure how she feels about knitted socks, but I know she can rock a scarf — and not just in the winter. So I decided on the Hitchhiker. It starts with only two stitches and grows asymmetrically, with increases on one edge and a saw-tooth border on the other.

triangular knit scarf in blue white yarn hanging on grey shingle shed

The spikes remind me of a dragon’s tail. And I’m culturally aware enough to know that dragons feature prominently in Game of Thrones. And that Daenerys Targaryen is called, among other names, Mother of Dragons.

3 Responses to “WIP: Hitchhiker”


  1. Your socks and shawl are gorgeous! I’m sure she will be thrilled with it :) I have been looking at Bumblebee Acres yarn – do you like it, in general?

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    • Thanks! I really like the feel and look of Bumblebee Acres yarn. I’ve knit a couple pairs of socks in the Squishy Sock yarn. Their customer service is very responsive too. When I emailed to ask when the yarn would ship, they responded promptly. I love your two at a time socks – haven’t tried that technique since I’m a big fan of DPNs.

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